"Don't Speak" as written by Nicholas Jonas, Joseph Jonas, Kevin Jonas Ii and John Fields....
(Whoa)

I thought
I was cool
But I just
Looked a fool for so long
Now you're gone
Now you're gone
Yeah

Don't speak
To me
Don't speak
To me

I recall
All the fights
Most of all
All the times you would lie
In my arms
Now you're gone
You're gone, yeah

Don't speak
To me
Don't be
My Aim

There's a lot that you don't notice
When you read between the lines
The future's out of focus,
When you're blinded by the light.
It's a hope for all the hopeless
In the worst of trying times
I resort to being speechless
'Cause I don't want to lie
Yeah, our love won't survive

Don't speak a word

Don't speak
To me
Don't speak
To me

There's a lot that you don't notice
When you read between the lines
The future's out of focus,
When you're blinded by the light.
It's a hope for all the hopeless
(Hope for all the hopeless)
In the worst of trying times
(Worst of trying times)
I resort to being speechless
'Cause I don't want to lie


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"Don't Speak" as written by Joseph Jonas Nicholas Jonas

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    General Commenti love this song so much.
    i really don't know what it is about this song, but it just sounds great.

    it means a lot in a few words, you know?

    it's about a relationship he's looking back upon that can't be fixed anymore.
    he wanted it to be better, but it's ended poorly.
    natty27on June 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is probably my favorite song on the album even though I love all the songs! The way it's sung is pretty different than anything i've heard.

    Anyway, this song is about someone who's been in a relationship with someone else and they are having a really hard time expressing their feelings, so they don't. ("There's a lot that you don't notice when you read between the lines") so they get into fights a lot. And then it's kind of like you just realize how you were played like a fool the entire relationship and you just get so upset that you don't ever want to talk to them again, hence "dont speak to me"

    At least thats how I interpreted the song.
    ashleyking100on June 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe this song only has two comments! Anyway, Brilliant tune, really nice lyrics, those above have basically interpreted for you
    ladyinpon August 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about when the singer is taking their partner for granted and when they try to tell the singer what they feel, the singer isn't really listening to them - "There's a lot that you don't notice when you read between the lines." Usually when a person reads between the lines they notice more, but I think they've used this line to say that they were so focused on looking for things that were probably not even there, they missed the things that their partner was actually saying and doing.

    This then leads to a lot of fighting in the relationship where the singer still isn't hearing what their partner is actually saying because they're still looking for signals and messages that aren't there.

    Eventually their partner becomes distant and talks their feelings out with other people instead of the singer. The singer is hurt by this and finally realises how they were behaving - "I thought I was cool, but I just looked a fool for so long, now you're gone."

    The singer is angry at themselves and takes that out on the partner when they try to fix the problems in their relationship - "Don't speak to me. Don't speak to me"

    This damages the relationship further and the singer comes to the realisation that there's no point in trying to fix things because their relationship is too broken - "I resort to being speechless because our love won't survive."
    EchoRoseon February 06, 2013   Link

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